The Learning Path

Staying The Course

There is nothing better than when the pieces click into place! That feeling of enlightenment and lightness. That feeling of freedom with a twist of enchantment. That feeling of being proud of yourself for doing it, going through the experience and accomplishing it!

You are more open to expand, especially in your personal development and growth! Oh the possibilities and the opportunities. The creativity. The connection you have to yourself, to others and to the world you live in.

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Think about how lucky and how blessed you are to experience those moments that become a part of you! That help you learn, grow and experience. That make you smile and laugh! That help you just be and to be mindful and present. That give you pure bliss, joy and happiness!  

  • You have to seek what you need and want as well as what you dream and desire.
  • You have to be open to the opportunities and be willing to learn, grow and experience.
  • You have to learn how to believe and value as well as love and trust yourself.
  • You have to tune into your inner voice and tap into your inner self.
  • You have to nurture and nourish your whole well being.

It is wonderful when your inner being finds its voice again. It is amazing when your inner guidance system kicks in and you begin sending and receiving. It is amazing when you live your life by giving your inner being the opportunity to shine from within.

Remember to find your learning path to stay on course in those good times as well as the challenging times! To come from a place of love to follow your heart. To let your inner self guide by shining through to provide much needed light. To remind yourself to journey along and not rush or race from destination to destination!

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(Photos by RSheridan)

What are you grateful for? For Oh So Much! Love to Hear, Please Share.


Adventuring

In Sawgrass Lake Park

Bird Life

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Fauna & Flora

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Wild Life

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Adventuring!!!


Living It

The BEST Way for Your Whole Well Being

Jonathan Fields is the author of How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Pratical Wisdom. I like his candidness of moving through our lives on “autopilot busyness”. All those “dis” words we have and use in our vocabulary . . . disconnected, disengaged, dissatisfied.

Are we going through the motions to get through the daily grind? Do we have the knowledge and tools? Do we have the mindset and support? To live the good life!

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Moving . . .

In my own mind I am thinking on my feet while I am truly tripping over my own two feet! I do not come from a place of grace or patience at times. I know I wish some days I could shift and adapt with more ease. I do need to stay in charge and tap into my strengths. I do need to do what works best for me too!

  • How do you live the talk you tell yourself?

What does a life well lived really mean to each and every one of us?

  • It is practice and progress.
  • It is passion and pursuit.
  • It is practical and you just be, go and do each and every day.

At times you know how and where to begin and other times you do not! Sometimes you have to hope, believe and trust in yourself. To have faith. To go with your instinct. To release and let go, especially in what you have no control over! 

  • How does one live life with direction and purpose?

At times you have to test the waters! To dip a big toe in. To wade in. To just go for it and jump in!

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Testing . . .

At times there is going to be challenges, uncertainty and the fear of the unknown! You have to weigh the potential along with the risks. There is also achievement and success. You have to create and innovate to find what you love to do and truly discover your passions! 

  • How does one live life with action and impact?

Get curious and just grab life and live it! Embrace the life lessons and opportunities to develop, to experience growth and gain life experiences. Ask for what you need and want as well as dream and desire. Lean in with love to support yourself and your greatest someones. Everything you discover can be actionable and through the experience validates impact and meaning in living your life!

Life is like an exploration where you find your path to discover the gifts and treasures while journeying along!  Communicate, interact and engage. Cultivate, contribute and do your best. Love and be love and learn to share that love with others. Each day is a new start!

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Exploring  . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Remember To Create Your Story, Find Your Own Path and Journey Along! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share!


Focusing Inward

Reflecting & Redirecting

Do you know the percentage of time you spend focused on technology every day? Especially when technology assists you in your 8 to 5 job. Especially when you are waiting or bored. We spend a good majority of our time reacting to technology!

Technology has broaden our worlds. However, we react more than reflect and at times that gives us no sense of direction. Our attention and focus is so directed outwards with technology, especially cell phones, computers and technology devices and even televisions. Are we truly thinking for ourselves at times?

You lose your sense of direction throughout the day in responding to technology because it is distracting and disrupting! You need to remember to take the time to just be and shut if off for a few minutes throughout the day. When you take the time to step back it gives you clarity and a chance to regroup your thinking processes. You may even feel like a more productive, efficient being too!

How about directing that focus inward for a change of pace?

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Focusing Inward . . .

Do you want to be a part of the world you are living in? Life does not have to happen to us if we learn how to take back the controls. To be in control of our lives, especially the choices and decisions we make on a daily basis. To be more present and mindful instead of looking to the future for the next latest and greatest! You can be in the present and prepare for your desired future. That is inspiration to find your passion to be purposeful. That is motivation to find what you love to do to be successful. 

  • Do you reflect at the end of the day, week or month? How?
  • Do you practice releasing and letting go, especially of what is not working for you or serving your best interests?

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Journeying . . . Experiencing . . . Growing . . .

We all need to make the time for ourselves, especially in listening to our needs! You need to tune into your inner voice and tap into your inner knowledge, guidance and wisdom. That is where you find your passions and learn what you love to do. That is where you find your emotions, feelings and thoughts. That is where you find your connection to communicate, interact and engage.

  • Do you address your actions, behaviors, emotions, and/or feelings? What about your habits and routines? Anything need an adjustment, change and/or just do away with?
  • Do you know what makes you confident and empowered? Do you know what is holding you back or in place?

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Being . . . Reflecting . . . Redirecting . . .

There are times where we need to zoom in and other times where we need to zoom out! Sometimes the details bog us down and we need to focus on a bigger scope. Sometimes the big picture is getting in the way of the details. A little reflection and redirection helps make things clearer! 

  • Do you look at the details as well as the big picture? Do you see the shades of gray among the black and white?

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Details . . . Big Picture . . . & Everything In Between . . .

Remember to ask yourself each and every day!

  • Am I learning as well as making mistakes?
  • Am I creating?
  • Am I experiencing growth?
  • Am I gaining the life experiences I need and want as well as dream and desire?

By getting to know who you are and how you tick you get to know your whole self for the better! It can be loving and caring. It can be freeing and transforming. It can be rewarding in so many ways (i.e. health, happiness, abundance, etc.)!

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Filling Your Bucket for Your Needs, Wants, & Desires (Photos by RSheridan)

How Do You Make Time For Yourself and Your Whole Being? Love to Hear, Please Share.


Cruising

For Dolphins

Took the Parrotdise Express out of the Dunedin Marina for a 2 1/2 hour boat cruise! The wild bottlenose dolphins were being a little more tame and relaxed than wild and jumping about.

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The best was when the Captain turned on the Gilligan’s Island theme song while pulling out of the marina!

“Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from this tropic port,
aboard this tiny ship.”

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“For a three hour tour,
a three hour tour.”

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At least the punch was secured and at the ready – ha!

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I loved that they covered so much of the water surrounding the Dunedin and Clearwater area too!

  • Dunedin
  • Honeymoon Island
  • Caladesi Island
  • Clearwater
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Sand Key
  • Bellair
  • Hurricane Pass
  • Clearwater Pass
  • The Gulf of Mexico

Let the Fun & Adventure Begin!!!

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Great Day for Sailing!

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The Birds Put On Quite A Show!

Anhinga

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Herons

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Ospreys

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Pelicans

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Seagulls

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The Beautiful Gulf of Mexico

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AMAZING! Day to Be Out on the Water!

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DOLPHINS!!!

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I think this is Mama and Baby.

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A Great Way to Escape and Relax for About 3 Hours! Enjoy!


A Beachy Christmas

White Sand & Blue Skies

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Sandy Snow People

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Seashells

I am like the paparazzi of seashells!

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Birdlife

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Sun

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Hope Everyone Had a Good Holiday! 2017 Is On Its Way!


Going for a Walk About

In Hammock Park

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Escape to the GREAT OUTDOORS – Enjoy!!!


The Sun Dance

Of the Anhinga

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Lord of the Dance

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Guard Duty

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Blending In

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Exploring!!!


Great Expectations

Discovering Your Path

Why do we allow certain things that show up on our welcome mat and knock on the door into our lives? Then you wonder and ask yourself “Why is this showing up in my life?” Well you did let it in!

You lose control of creating that space for yourself. Those mental and physical blocks start popping up along with the insecurities and fears. The boundaries you have set are cracking and even at times coming down around you. Those great expectations form and become high and mighty!

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It can be a JUNGLE Out There!

Remember to call a time out! Do a self check of what you need right here right now and do it for your whole well being. Stop beating yourself up! Lighten up and go easy on yourself. Most of all just let go of the struggle to realize where you are is where you need to be right now!

You are the one in charge of the controls! You have the choice to do or not to do. Think about the reasoning to do or not to do. Then make the decision that works best for you!

“I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.”~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

You have some things that come easy to you and other things that challenge you! Believe in yourself to give it a try instead of giving up right at the start. Believe that you deserve it and get after it. You can and you will!

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The two things I practice each and every day is my patience and my strength. No one wants to do those things that are uncomfortable let alone hard. I really look for the lesson in those teachable moments to experience growth. There is no bigger reward then gaining life experiences and making those lifetime memories!

“I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Every day is a NEW! day to start anew! Believe, value and trust in yourself and be true to who you are by living your life from within. Communicate, interact and connect to your whole being from within. Be open to the possibilities and opportunities to learn, experience growth and gain life experiences!

There will be good days and not so good days. You choose what kind of day you are going to have. You choose to adapt or react. You choose the positive or the negative. Every day will be different with opportunities, choices and experiences.

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Beginning . . . Choosing . . . Finding . . . (Photos by RSheridan)

Some days strength, flexibility, balance, and patience eludes us! It is okay to admit a weakness or that you are struggling with something. It is okay to ask for help. Be honest with yourself and ask for what you need! 

We all are on our own journey! Listen to your inner guidance system. Pay attention to the signs. Ask for directions as well as help if needed. Adventure On!

Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.


Black Friday

Beach Time!

Thursday the table was dressed for the gathering of the feast. The meal was a twist of traditional and coastal with turkey, shrimp and fish and of course all the fixins plus dessert.

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Gobble, Gobble

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Then Friday was a big breakfast with beach time in the afternoon.

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(Photos by RSheridan)

Happy Holidays! Make New Traditions and Make Lifelong Memories. Enjoy Quality Time With Your Greatest Someones.


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